Blockchain 2.0 Platform Counterparty Releases Beta Version of Desktop Wallet

The developers behind Counterparty, a leading Blockchain 2.0 platform, have released a beta version of a new desktop wallet

The team behind the platform indicated that it has over the last two months been making significant progress in code refactoring, testing and dependency management in order to enable easier development of alternative GUIs and light wallets.

The Counterparty team blogged:

With these changes we made a big step forward in making Counterparty the standard framework for developing Bitcoin 2.0 applications. However, besides enabling third party developers easier development of their own wallet versions through our new and improved API, we wanted to provide our end users with a stable, user friendly desktop wallet they can start using immediately. On Wednesday, the first beta version of the wallet, the counterparty-gui, has been released in public with a prettier interface soon to come.

Apparently, the Counterparty desktop wallet can be used with a local Counterparty server and blockchain, or trustlessly with a light wallet and a remote server. The GUI comes with a standalone installer for Windows and a MacOS installer coming soon, and will be configured to run in ‘light’ mode by default, meaning that users will no longer have to run a local instance of bitcoin or counterparty clients or download the blockchain to get started. To download the files, users only need to go to counterparty-gui releases on GitHub.

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The Counterparty group noted:

We designed the desktop wallet keeping in mind not only the needs of our end users, but also those of third party developers. That is why we made the wallet fully open, providing all the necessary API methods to enable easier development of alternative Counterparty wallets. In addition, we made the wallet extensible with the implementation of plugins which can be written in QML/Javascript and in the near future HTML/CSS/Javascript.

The platform’s next steps for the GUI development are to add unit tests in counterparty-lib for all RPC calls, put all RPC calls in a separate thread and make the BIP32 wallet compatible with Counterwallet.

The co-founders of Counterparty, Adam Krellenstein, Robby Dermody, and Evan Wagner, are also founders of Symnbiont – a trading platform for smart securities on blockchain technology. Symbiont was formed by the Counterparty founders and Mark Smith, the founder of MathMoneyf(x) and an entrepreneur behind various large scale trading platforms.